Monday, June 15, 2009

The Associated Press reports on what it gently calls a "quirk" in the so-called stimulus law:

When President Barack Obama increased unemployment benefits as part of his economic stimulus, he also made some Americans ineligible for hundreds of dollars a month in food stamps.

Under the economic recovery plan, laid-off workers have seen a $25 weekly bump in their unemployment checks as part of a broad expansion of benefits for the poor. But the law did not raise the income cap for food stamp eligibility, so the extra money has pushed some people over the limit.

Laid-off workers and state officials are only now realizing the quirk, a consequence of pushing a $787 billion, 400-page bill through Congress and into law in three weeks.
And for people hurt by the change, there's no way around it.

This is why it's so important to give these geniuses control over our health care right this second!

Courtesy of James Taranto

1 comment:

readingjunkie said...

Giving these yahoos control over health care would be a horrible disaster!
PS - even though I haven't posted lately I have been keeping up with yours. Keep sharing!
Take Care!